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austerity cuts. the winner of this year's tour de france is suspended after testing positive for a very small amount of a banned substance. u.s. lawmakers put pressure on china to raise the value of the wan -- yuan. welcome to "bbc world news." still to come this hour, a boost for berlusconi as his government wins the vote of confidence. the survival of his coalition remains on a knife edge. delhi is almost ready for the start of the commonwealth games, but years later. -- but fears linger. workers have taken to the streets across europe in a day of protest against the austerity measures being imposed by national governments. there have been demonstrations in greece, ireland, and latvia. tens of thousands travel to brussels to march on european union headquarters. in spain, there is a general strike. >> large crowds were on the streets in madrid this evening supporting spain's first general strike in eight years. the message repeated here and elsewhere in europe today was no to austerity. before dawn, strikers were at madrid transport depot trying to prevent buses leaving. spanish union
austerity -- workers across europe marshall for rallies and strikes. france is given a deadline to obey european rules on deportations and freedom of movement. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, relatives of the trapped miners and chile celebrate as the rescue operations reach a key point. there can only be one winner -- or can there? the communication calamity as "america's next top model" reaches its climax. the talk from intelligence sources is of a major al qaeda plot on the scale of the mumbai attacks two years ago. western agents have uncovered early stages of a plan aimed at european targets banks to surveillance the militants in north waziristan. strikes by unmanned american dorones have reached their highest intensity in 10 years. >> could the mumbai model of the attacks of 2008 be repeated in europe? the plot uncovered this summer would suggest it could be. small, well-armed teams of gunmen attacking buildings and slaughtering civilians in britain, france, and germany. the plan is still being tracked. for al qaeda le
' handling a disgrace and says that france may face action. they have deported thousands to romania and bulgaria so far this year. >> buses bringing them to a french airport, this time 69 immigrants being expelled from marseille not \ . the eu justice minister used extremely harsh words to criticize france. >> this is something that europe should not have to witness again after the second world war. i have made crystal clear my doubts about the legality of the french measure. >> at a meeting two weeks ago, the french immigration minister assured brussels that no ethnic group was being singled out for deportation, but a league official memo released on monday contradicts this. -- a leaked official memo. this could be a direct contradiction to the law. -- to eu law. >> after 11 years, i even go further. this is a disgrace. >> france is now facing fastrac legal proceedings. it stands accused of violating the right of the citizens to free movement. the french ministry has once again defended its actions, saying the expulsions are legitimate and necessary. >> i ask for more on this outsp
a major al qaeda operation in europe? workers around europe protest government cuts. france is given a two week deadline to obey yield -- two of the european rules on freedom of travel. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later, relatives of the tract miners in chile celebrate as the rescue operation reaches a key point. there can be only one winner on the night, or can there? the communication calamity on "australia's next top model." the talk from intelligence sources is of a major al qaeda plot on the scale of the mumbai attacks two years ago. western agencies say they have uncovered the early stages of a plan aimed at european targets thanks to surveillance of militants in waziristan. strikes by unmanned american drones have been said to reach their highest intensity in six years. >> could the mumbai model of attack of 2008 be repeated in europe? the plot uncovered this summer would suggest it could be. small, well armed teams of gunman move between buildings slaughtering civilians. the plan detected in its early stages is still being tracked. for al qaeda leaders, this is a differe
the business news. -- i am mendell up two disciplinary proceedings against france or the deportation of roma migrants. german officials said they are evaluating intelligence of an al qaeda plot against european cities. >> thousands of european workers protest against government plans to save money. ♪ >> the european union is beginning disciplinary action against france over its expulsions of roma migrants. the eu commission is giving paris two weeks to incorporate eu guarantees of free movement into its own domestic law or face legal proceedings. france has expelled roma thousands expelled to romania and bulgaria this summer, bulldozing camps where they were living on the outskirts of french cities, as part of what president sarkozy has declared a crackdown on crime. >> the european commission are has been the most vocal critic of france of's policies regarding roma migrants. now other members of the commission had agreed to challenge paris on the matter. france has until october 15 to change its policies or face legal action. >> the treaties the european commission is determined to uphold
a little bit off track. >> this german i.c.e. is from sugar, and france will take passengers in the other direction. three years ago, deutsche a bond joined forces with its french counterpart to provide high- speed service between the two countries, but the joint venture is now threatening to derail. the french accused the germans are only paying lip service to liberalization. they also complain that a door to a bond subsidiary and not a neutral body divides routes between competitors. the germans accused sncf of maintaining a monopoly on domestic passenger travel, while running passenger services in germany through a subsidiary. deutsche upon urgently wants to resolve the conflicts, so it can test its high-speed ice 3 on the title bout between paris and london, but that would challenge the french monopoly and the french blocked deutsche a bond was last at 10, saying the german high-speed train was 25 meters short of the required length. >> european media companies say they are benefiting from a recovering market for advertising. among them is a corporation in germany reporting profits o
-defense. >> cambodia sentenced a leader to jail. he spent the past year in france said he simply down loaded the document from the internet. >> widespread strikes in france have caused schools to close, flights to cancel and chaos on public transport. raising the age of which think will retire saying he will stand firm. they are looking to get a million people out around france. these pictures from paris. are they getting out the sort of support they were working for. they were hoping for 2 million demonstrators today. 250 in all, i would say the initial signs are the first of these two national strikes. certainly, we are seeing a lot of frustration out in the country about these reforms going through. perhaps the representative is the fact that it is expensive to strike. it is unlikely they will increase from 60-62 and that the governments will retreat from that. the demonstration seemed to be the language if you bang on long enough and hard enough, the government will seem to lament. there has been strong attachments. they expect the state to pay for it there is a huge deficit when it come
and palestinian leaders would ultimately be successful. france is on a heightened terrorist alert. the interior minister pointed to the kidnapping of five french nationals in africa and a bomb alert on tuesday that led to the evacuation of the eiffel tower itself. tropical storm carl has been upgraded to a hurricane after it gained strength over the gulf of mexico. the u.s. national hurricane center said it had reached a wind speed of 120 kilometers an hour. it is expected to make landfall in mexico for a second time on friday. an explosion has killed at least nine people traveling in a minibus in southeastern turkey. disaster relief has been called on the lam. separatist militants carried out a number of attacks in their violent campaign for autonomy in the region. the verbal gloves came off at an eu summit in brussels today. the gloves belonged to the french president as well as the president of the european commission has the scrap over the french deportation of roma migrants. mr. sarkozy accused the commission of wounding france through unacceptable insults and drawing parallels between its
that since 2004 that tokyo has convened into currency markets. the european mission has called france a disgrace on the migrants. hundreds have been released and they have declared protections the way that france is treating these people from bulgaria. >> since august police in france have been dismantling romacamps, the policy has been controversial but today they used unprecedented language to rebuke one of the most powerful states. >> this is a disgrace. >> the commissioner said there were parallels with world war ii. >> this is a situation i have thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. enough is enough. >> the french government that says the roma are given 300 euros each when they leave the country. france is a part of the union and receiving a dressing down. today accused of misleading the eu. part of the discovery is an internal french memo making a mention of dismantling the roma camp a target. they could face legal action. >> it's a shame of france, i am against discrimination. >> i think that the french government is not necessarily wrong. >
. not so in france. the unions have organized a general strike over government plans to raise the retirement age by two years from the current threshold of 60. it is sitting public transport, banking, the postal service, and airports. is there any sense in france that workers recognize that they are out on a limb on this one? >> as i was walking to work this morning, i wonder how many bricks or germans might have sympathy with the french position. they have always had a social right to retire early and they've always depended on the government to provide their pension. the new economic climate means is no longer affordable. the government says the french test to show some courage now because there will be changes. >> i picked on pensions, but this is much bigger than pensions. this is really about the whole reform program. >> yes, very much so. it really focuses on cuts to education, health, and shrinking of the fairly bloated civil service. it's talking about a longer working age, and try to get people into work early. at the moment, there's high unemployment. it will have to
there is a fresh controversy in france over the sale of halal meat. experts say much of the meat sold is not halal at all. that has outraged muslims and retailers who are calling for a central body to of fantasize the meat. >> halal food is big business in france. with the largest muslim minority, it is estimated the halal market will be worth $7 billion, but retailers including the owner of this supermarket say most meat products are not what they are supposed to be. >> most of the halal product is not. you just have to go to the big market of meat of france. you will see there are people there ready to stamp what ever you want. they want to have money and pay 15 cents per kilo. >> not surprisingly, muslims feel cheated. >> there should be penalties for people who do this. >> there should be stricter checks and [unintelligible] >> the allegation that so much meat is being sent -- falsely sold is hankering many muslims. -- angering many muslims. they know they cannot afford to get it wrong. this man is an expert on minority markets in france. >> in france today there are nearly 50 different organi
it in an hour if you live in france. not doturing, we do anything anymore. education, we used to have the best schools on the planet and we do not anymore. in many ways i think our golden era has passed, and i'm not sure we will ever get it back. >> let me take issue with some of your points and come back to it. phil, what do you see? >> i am a lifelong reader of the edge braker pages. >> you have seen me in there? >> i will chuckle momentarily. the fact is that americans are living to be older and older and older, and we are able to, through the miracles of medical research that you described, keep the carcasses dying, not necessarily the brains. the aging of the baby boom generation, the fact that they will be living in fully finance 30,irement for, who knows, 3 40 years, will be an interesting problem. >> i think united states stands in danger of unraveling of the world power that has been a unique world power historically. one of the reasons is -- you touched on it when you talk about the internet. technology has reduced the importance of nationalities and borders and all of that type of t
to raise the retirement age in france. deadlock over. julia gillard clings to power by the narrowest of margins. after the flood, the aid of appeal in pakistan is boosted by help from hollywood. >> is not just at tent washed away. it is a collapse of their entire life. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- man of iron. as -- does it vladimir putin hope for another stint as president? and how the parsis community is trying to secure the survival of their community and religion. heller to you. hundreds of thousands of protesters have been on the streets of france, demonstrating their anger at government austerity measures. a 24-hour strike has disrupted flights, trains, and closed schools. president sarkozy wants to raise the retirement age from 60 to 6 2, say the changes are unavoidable. we have this from paris. >> choked with protest. a vast crowds have come out against plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to six detail. there was also a major disruption to transport a
for widespread atrocities. france is standing firm on its security despite weekend protests concerning the roma migrants. there will be meeting in paris and attended by ministers from european countries, canada, and the u.s. -- not people in romania are voicing their outrage at the expulsion. this concerns some delays send back from france. >> he did not have the luxury of a horse and the fans, but for six years he had a steady income, gathering scrap metal on a hand-held court. the french police gave him a bleak choice -- leave or be expelled. now he is determined to return. many expelled from france come from villages like this one on the far western edge of romania. for years, france has represented a lifeline for the poorest of the poor, and that is not one they're willing to relinquish easily. the party has deep roots. many here cannot read or write, and some have no identity papers are proof that they own homes or land. one unexpected consequence of the deportations has been to send them into self-defense. >> france and other countries have to stop this type of action against an ethnic gr
the business news. >> our top stories. protest against plans to raise the retirement age in france. >> eu finance ministers agreed to tougher banking regulations. >> internally is told it must try harder to create a more highly skilled graduates. ♪ >> french workers have taken to the streets to protest against the government's pension reforms. they want president nicolas sarkozy to drop plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. the destruction caused widespread destruction in a number of areas, including public transport. >> the unions had aimed for a massive show of strength against the reform. police say hundreds of thousands took to the streets across france. many are deeply uneasy about seeing the retirement age raised to 62. >> the movement is so big that the message cannot be ignored. the reforms need to be changed. >> the strikes launched late on monday in mainly targeted the public sector, including rail transport. metro services in paris are only running every 30 minutes. commuters were packed into overcrowded carriages. there were long waits at the airport, too. still a
to do it again. siemens, answers. >> france in disgrace, the eu commission threatens paris with legal action over is deportation of the roma minority. instability threatens to destabilize the peace talks before it even starts. welcome to bbc world news broadcast to you on pbs in america. coming up later for you. what happens when india's baby boomers get old? the extraordinary life of one british woman who kept the secrets of her life hidden until the day she died. >> it is not often that you see one of the european union's members reprimanded by brussels but the justice commissioner has described the deportation of roma gypsies as a disgrace and probably in the breach of eu law. france has disrupted more than 100 of their camps and has exported more than 1000 back to romania. >> before dawn, the french police ruth -- move into the roman camp as the families are taken away. many are given 300 euros to leave the country. the french government says that they are leaving voluntarily. the people say that they are being deported because of their ethnic background and in a strongly worded a
in germany that can help develop them. france has hit back at the eu accusing is just as commissioner of overstepping the mark in the criticism of parises expulsion of roma migrants. it was compared to their prosecution during world war two. she has threatened to fast-track legal action. president nicolas sarkozy denies targeting roma minority specifically and has described reding's remarks as unacceptable. france's lower house has passed a bill to raise the minimum retirement age in the country from 60 to 62. supporters of the legislation say it will save the state pension fund 70 billion euros. outside the national assembly, thousands attended a protest rally by trade unions. inside parliament, opposition leaders protested the planned reforms. >> scenes of pandemonium in france's national assembly as left-wing lawmakers run after the conservative parliamentary president, demanding his resignation. the socialists were trying to get floor time for all 150 of their delegates to delay their vote, but were thwarted by the conservative majority. >> the socialists were not able to present
"" on the dw tv. angerer over france's expulsion of roma. pope benedict makes his first visit in almost 30 years. the father of a german teenager who killed people goes on trial r malauger. an eu summit on foreign policy has been overshadowed between a dispute between france and the eu over the deportation of roma people. they compared the situation is to the situation in world war ii and question their legality. >> leaders ended the note on a cordial note. the mood was frosty at the summit. nicolas sarkozy was said to be furious about the comments about roma deportation from france. he is reported to have had a heated exchange with the european union president. >> allow me to say that this comparison with the second world war with what is happening in our country, that is no argument. it is a sult. it is hurtful. it is a humiliation and the exaggeration. >> sarkozy was outraged that the justice commissioner appeared to compare france's actions to jewish deportations by the nazis. many leaders agreed with him. >> i made it clear that the town and choice of words was not appropriate. we mus
bus routes are operating. trade unions in france have begun several days of large scale strikes to protect against plans to raise the age of retirement to 62. a big showdown is planned for tuesday, with some starting their protest earlier. the russian prime minister putin has fueled speculation he is considering a return to the presidency. mr. putin previously served two turns of the president. he told journalists he would decide what to do. this is a bbc news. next, australia's leaders are concluding negotiations to form a government after inconclusive election results. the outcomes will come shortly. this includes julia gillard and the leader of the opposition, who has been trying to win the support of three members of parliament who will the balance of power. live in sydney is our correspondent. is the announcement imminent? >> we have had a five-week election campaign. within the next hour or so, we expect this to be resolved when the three kingmaker's are going to sit before the australian capital and announce who is prime minister. that is the plan. there is even a possibi
in san jose northbound 280. an accident. sir frances drake a small grass fire. >> and if it seems to you like there are more crashes involving muni this year, a new study shows there are. >> good tuesday morning. 5:01. welcome back to work and welcome back to school, too. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news in the east bay, a police chase ends with the arrest of an armed parolee in west oakland. he drove his car into the grassy median at 28th street just before 1:00 this morning. officers are trying to stop the man for speeding but he tried to outrun them before his car became disabled. >> check revealed he was on parole and he's also currently out on bail for another offense. >> could he go to prison? >> he is under arrest at this point. officers have also recovered a firearm. >> paramedics examined the suspect for any injuries he might have suffered during the chase. officers then took him to alameda county's north county jail for booking. >> students at three richmond schools are going to class this morning knowing their school's futures will be decided tonight. the
on wednesday, you'll start to notice it around the bay on thursday and finally inland by friday. frances. >> mike, we just got word of this high-speed chase happening in berkeley right near university. we have a live shot of the scene and just a minute or two ago during mike's report we noticed this chp car just stopped here in the left lane. there's also one car here off to the right lane. it seems like they're blocking all lanes at this point. this is eastbound 80 at berkeley right near university, possibly the end of a high-speed chase where reportedly they were driving up to 100 mph. so we will keep an eye on this and let you know. but eastbound 80 right now could be the hot spot for the morning. this is westbound traffic heading towards the bay bridge. this point no delays in the westbound direction. in fact, you won't find any accidents around the rest of the bay area. eric, kristen, another live shot of the interchange in san jose so elsewhere it is pretty light at this point. eric, kristen. >> all right. thanks a lot, frances. we'll check back on that high-speed chase at berkeley
their second -- to worry about. the miners in javaris and a second month underground. first to france, immigration is a top of the agenda at a meeting of the european ministers in paris, canada and the u.s. also represented. now people in romania are voicing their anchor. -- anger. >> he did not have the luxury of a horse in france, but after six years he had a steady income, gathering scrap metal on a hand- held cards. the french police gave him a bleak choice, leave or be expelled. now he is determined to return. >> many of the roma are expelled from france and come from villages like this one on the far west edge of romania. for years, france has represented a lifeline for the poorest of the port, and that is not a life and they're willing to relinquish easily. >> party has deep roots. many people cannot read and write -- poverty has deep roots. people cannot read and write and have no proof of the land that they own. >> france and other countries have to stop this kind of action against ethnic groups of ramat in europe. -- rama in europe. rahm i have not experienced this kind of
sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age in france. deadlock over. julia gillard wins but the narrowest margin. hollywood star angelina jolie in visits pakistan flood victims to give the appeal for aid of boost. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- man of iron. prime minister again for another -- is russians -- is russia's prime minister hoping for another stint as president? hello to you. hundreds of thousands of protesters have been on the streets of france, demonstrating their anger at government austerity measures. they are rallying in support of a 24-hour national strike. french unions are opposed to plans that would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, although that is not much when compared with europe. from there, christian fraser. >> all eyes fixed on the departure board today. it delayed trains, missed appointments. two-thirds of the people in the country say they support the action of the unions. >> what is happening now -- we need to strike against reform, everyth
with you, frances. today on attorney is promising new evidence to back up stunning accusations that republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman knowingly employed an undocumented worker. terry mcsweeney is live at the whitman campaign office in oakland with exclusive details on the evidence. gloria allred said she will release it today. >> said she's releasing it at noon, evidence. she says she has letters from the social security administration to meg whitman alerting her to possible problems with her maid. and that maid stepped forward yesterday, nikki diaz, saying her nine-year job as housekeeper with whitman ended last year when she told whitman she wanted to become a citizen and wit w n whan -- whitman turned her back. she new her social security did not match her name. the two sides obviously have very different stories. >> meg, please, can you help me? and she was very upset and said, no! and you know me. >> as soon as we found that she was an illegal immigrant, then we actually did what we had to do as an employer, was to let her go. >> diaz says she took the social
>>> terror threat. france and britain on alert, officials uncover a credible plot to attack. >>> campaigner in chief. president obama rallies the faithful ahead of midterm elections. >>> and coach chaos, a pee wee football game turns ugly after a coaches' argument triggers a man-size brawl. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 29th, 2010. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any p
will be and frances checks out your traffic coming up. >> right now this news for you. within the last two hours, secretary of state hillary clinton has convened a new round of israel palestinian peace talks in egypt. she arrived in an egyptian resort town and met with the president. clinton sat down with israeli prime minister and palestinian president. he wants to attack the most immediate dispute, soon to expire new construction for israeli settlers in the west bank. they suggested some of the strengths be lifted. >> celebrating the return of american honda motor company. last october they broke ground on a site to import cars from japan at the port. it brings hundreds of jobs. the first shipment arrived in april. the city of richmond will highlight the port of enttry project today which is designed to generate $85 million to the local economy the next 15 years. >> in newly released test scores known as the academic performance index. but they still lag behind the rest of the country. the state's overall score rose 13 points over last year allowing 567 schools to get federal fund are for prog
on friday and even cooler this weekend with a chance of rain up in the north bay. frances? >> mike, we start with good news. the road work in hayward has been cleared. a live shot of the san mateo bridge but the peninsula we have road work going on as you make your way out of half moon bay bay. eastbound 92 to northbound 880. that connection ramp is closed until 7:00. if you want to hit that streetlight, make a left and get on at bunker hill, that would be a good alternate. we'll head to the south bay and check the traffic. so far light here. as you make your way southbound 101 lanes may be blocked from road work from 880. but that's not gonna slow anyone down at this point. we'll check the commute for north bay riders as you make your way out of marin county and head towards the golden gate bridge. traffic looks great heading into san francisco. eric, kristen. >> frances, thank you very much. it's 5:09. >> jerry brown picks up a powerful endorsement from an old political rival. that's next. >> the tea party stirs the political pot again. what this means for november coming up. >> also ahead
plenty to worry about. the trapped miners are having their second months trapped underground. france is standing firm on security policy, despite a weekend of protests against the government crackdown on role of migrants -- roma migrants. people in romania are expressing their anger. >> he had a steady income. the french police gave him of bleak choice. leave or be expelled. now he is determined to return. >> many come from villages like this one. for years france has represented a lifeline for the forest of the four. -- poorest of the poor. some have no proof. >> france and other countries have to stop this action in europe. europe has not tried to support this in another country. >> some are lying low, preparing for their return. when the wind blows against them, they wait for it to turn again in a friendlier direction. >> let's get the latest headline this hour. at least 19 people have died in pakistan's third bombing in a week. the spanish government has vowed to hunt down members of the separatist group. north korea is returning for the first major gathering of its workers' part
communications; keeping some of the tax cuts; deporting immigrants from france; and merging two low-cost airlines. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan in our newsroom. >> sreenivasan: nato and afghan troops stepped up pressure on taliban fighters in southern afghanistan today. it was part of a new offensive to reclaim the insurgent stronghold of kandahar. the combat phase of operation dragon strike began several days ago. at the same time, "nato" helicopters based in afghanistan, carried out weekend raids into pakistan that killed at least 50 militants. pakistani officials protested the raids as violations of their sovereignty. afghan authorities worked today to win the release of a missing british aid worker. she and three afghan colleagues were kidnapped sunday in an ambush. all are employed by a consulting company that works on projects for the u.s. agency for international development. the local afghan governor tried to reassure the british government today about the woman's fate. >> i'm hopeful that we will succeed. we have weigh asked religious leaders and local el
outstanding achievements in natural sciences. each winner will receive 750,000 swiss francs or $740,000. the awards will be presented in november at a ceremony in italy. >>> germany will extend the life of its nuclear power plants due to the lack of alternative energy sources such as solar or wind power. chancellor angela merkel revealed the plan on monday. the lifespan of the seven plants that began operations before 1980 will be extended to 40 years from 32. other nuclear power plants will be given an extra 14 years. former chancellor gerhard schroeder's administration had decided to halt operations of all 17 nuclear plants around 2022 to promote renewable sources of energy. if merkel's plan is introduced, some nuclear facilities are expected to be in operation beyond 2022. opposition parties are against the new policy which needs parliamentary approval. the government says it only needs to be approved by the lower house where the ruling coalition holds a majority. but the opposition argues that the upper house has to approve it as well. the ruling parties recently lost a majority
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